I also finished this top on the weekend. yes I know its another print. I am capable of sewing with solids, its kind of a fluke doing three prints in a row.
The pattern used was McCalls 5977 without the ruffle. This was my wearable muslin. This pattern has quite a lot of ease. I cut a 14 and thought I’d do a full bust adjustment but when I tissue fitted it looked fine. So I went ahead and made it grading to a 12 at the waist and hips. Anyhow its still very generous. The bust fits pretty good at the front but droops a little at the back between my shoulder blades. The fabric is a cotton voile from spotlight, and is lovely and soft.
I plan to make this again with another voile I have, but I am not sure whether to make it in a 12 with a FBA, or to cut a 14 front and a modified 12 back. Any ideas? Also though I am not sure you can see I would probably lower the neckline slightly as I think it would be more flattering if it were a touch lower.
I am really proud of this piece. The garment came together very quickly, and I hand sewed the binding down on the inside. I must say after all my soft toy making my hand sewing is very neat, and the inside looks immaculate.
Apologies for the pictures. I am hoping in the new place there will be a good indoor spot to take pictures with the right amount of natural light.